August 23, 2014

How To Waste Time Properly

Greg Beato, Nautilus

The Associated Press

Ever since Frederick Winslow Taylor timed the exact number of seconds that Bethlehem Steel workers took to push shovels into a load of iron ore and then draw them out, maximizing time efficiency has been a holy grail of the American workplace. But psychologists and neuroscientists are showing us the limits of this attitude: Wasting time, they say, can make you more creative.

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Tags: Thinking, Productivity, Creativity